Makwanda lives and works in Montreal. In lingala, « Makwanda » means « one who gathers ». He now actualize the heritage of his last name in an approach inspired by transdisciplinarity. Makwanda is interested in the porous boundary between fantasy and reality. How a picture becomes a symbol, how the relationship between subjects becomes mythology. By borrowing the clarity to advertisers, dream to surrealists and expressiveness to sculptors, the artist embodies a unique style of photography.
Graphic and subtle, raw or loaded, his stagings intrigued by the strong presence of objects and color intensity. We find mirror effect, contemplative fullness or sense of uncanny. As much sensual and conceptual, his work’s rooted in the history of art and philosophy.